So, my wife got me thinking about good free eBooks. She’s been trying to read one I downloaded a while back for the iPad called 29 Jobs and A Million Lies. She’s complained about how the mistakes and misspellings have made it impossible for her to read the book. She likes it, she wants to read it, but she has gotten so annoyed that she can’t. I feel the same way. She asked me for suggestions for well edited, free eBooks and I thought I’d go ahead type one up. This list is only from my personal experience, unfortunately, and therefore will be limited in scope. I generally read sci-fi and fantasy. For you avid readers out there that want to suggest a book or you authors that want to recommend your own, go ahead and comment below or email me from the contact form. I’ll either have a separate list for you, or I’ll read a selection to see if you are right and add it to mine. We’ll see. Remember, this is about editing not about the quality of the writing. I’m not saying these are great stories (but they mostly are), just that they are well edited. So, here it goes:
Okay, I think it is time to put some of this Smashwords love-fest into perspective. I’ve read so many articles lately talking about how Smashwords is the best thing since sliced bread. Don’t get me wrong, most of what is said about them is true. It is a one stop stop for your ebook. You upload to Smashwords and they’ll send it to almost every online ebook site on the web (the notable exception is Amazon). Easy. Mostly. Convenient? Definitely. But it isn’t without its flaws. And here are the ones I’ve found.